May 15, 2015
The issue that started it all!
Excellent start to a wonderful magazine. The first issue defined the look and feel for the entire run. Almost all of the pieces were in place. The "Exec " article, the human-interest stories, the regular columns on DOS and assembly-language programming, and the Trade & Marketalk sections. The only section that wasn't in the first issue was the "Top 30", because they didn't have the data yet!
(I have crowd-checked both the online version and the PDF, and both formats look good).
April 22, 2015
Our 25th Wedding Anniversary Gift
I m so pleased and proud to see this first issue of Softalk magazine go up in the Internet Archive as part of The Softalk Apple Project collection. As project co-founder with my soulmate/wife, Timlynn Babitsky, we funded the scan of this collection into the Archive as a 25th wedding anniversary gift to each other. :-) :-)
To make this gift to ourselves and others extra special, we hand-delivered the 48 issues of Softalk to the Midwest Regional Scanning Center and were able to tour the facility with Center Manager Jeff Sharpe. In fact, as a guest scanner, I was privileged to scan this first issue issue of Softalk into the Archive.org.
Please enjoy this historic magazine as much as we did preserving it and making it available to you.